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Drop a dime: archived

Posted by R. Berg on June 14, 2003

In Reply to: Expression roots and meaning posted by John Sshay on June 14, 2003

: Could not find a listing for the expression "to drop a dime" meaning to inform on someone ( by dropping a dime in a pay phone. This should be added to the archives I believe. I first heard the saying from a L.A. investigator in about 11978, common street slang.
: any inside info?

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